Rail Week 2017 Launch!

CrossCountry Trains, Tyne Valley CRP and Newcastle College Rail Academy are proud to support Rail Week with the launch of their partnership, a UK first!

The launch will be held on 4th October 2017 at the Newcastle College Rail Academy at Gateshead. The partnership will be provide all students at the college a genuine 360 degree view of the rail industry.


See who are the People in Rail!

The rail industry is a very diverse place to work. Our people come from various backgrounds and work in a huge variety of job roles and environment. Take a look here of some of the amazing #PeopleInRail.

Already working in the rail industry? Submit your own profile here to showcase your story!


Peter’s Railway Books and School Resources

Author and chartered engineer Christopher Vine loves railways and anything mechanical or electrical. He’s created a series of children’s books and classroom resources to introduce and inspire young people to the world of engineering and rail.

Explore Peter’s Railway for hours of fun and learning!

Photo © Peter's Railway


Watch the Highlights of Rail Week 2016

Our first Rail Week was a resounding success for all involved. With over 157 events plus Ambassadors going into schools, the impact and enthusiasm for Rail Careers has been incredible.

Rail Week 2017 will be back from 9 Oct - 15 Oct! Get in touch now if you'd like to be part of it.

Click here to watch the Rail Week 2016 video >>

Photo © HS2 Ltd


Discover your transport career with plotr

A new interactive world has been added to Plotr this week to help young people find out more about transport careers. Plotr is an advice and inspiration website for 11-24 year olds to help them discover a wide range of opportunities.

There are a variety of routes into transport careers with a huge variety of professions including archaeologists, software designers and even quantity surveying degree apprenticeships.

Explore the world of transport at plotr.co.uk/transportcareers/

Rail Week is a collaborative activity being delivered by the rail sector and led by Young Rail Professionals (YRP) to attract more people to consider rail careers. We will do this by opening the doors of industry to students at schools, colleges and universities. We encourage you to take a look at the site to find out more and sign up for updates.

…Because it’s not just about trains and tracks. Rail has so much more to offer!

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Rail Week Events

Bring Rail To The Classroom

Our Rail Ambassadors are young people who can deliver activities in your school to teach children about rail opportunities with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) topics.

Discover the range of free resources available to support your classroom teaching and follow-up learning.

Many left the session feeling very inspired, enlightened and more focused in terms of reflecting on possible careers to pursue in rail.

Routes to Rail

Opportunities, resources and useful information about how to start or progress your career in rail.